Zambian MPs Use Taxpayers Money To Learn How Not To Be Corrupt By Flying To Even More Corrupt Kenya
Kenyans on Twitter are reacting to a story in one of the main newspapers that a group of Zambian lawmakers are in the country to get tips on how to fight corruption.
The report says eight Zambian lawmakers from the committee on Privileges, Absences and Support Services visited Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) commissioners at Integrity Centre in Nairobi to learn how the agency has been spearheading the war on graft.
MP Garry Nkombo, who is leading the delegation, said they were studying best practices in managing corruption in governance.
Mr. Nkombo said they will also share their experiences and the problems they have encountered in the fight against the vice and processes in whistle-blowing and prosecution of suspects.
“We recognise the fact that corruption does exist and want to learn how Kenya has been dealing with it. It is generally agreed that corruption cannot be fought with kids’ gloves,” Mr. Nkombo said.
Transparency International lists Zambia as having a lower corruption score in the public sector compared to Kenya.
Kenyan media has been awash with reports of corruption in the government, one the latest being the alleged theft of 8bn Kenyan shillings ($78m; £59m) from an agency set up to deal with youth unemployment.